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Rock ‘n’ Roll Series Charity Training Programs

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series officially partners with the following charities and has charity training programs for events in the following cities. Each charity program provides all the materials you’ll need to finish your first marathon or your best one! Please select a city below for more information.

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Train With What’s on Course at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

Gatorade Endurance Formula is scientifically formulated to meet the specific needs of endurance athletes. It contains a five-electrolyte blend including nearly twice the sodium (200 mg) and more than three times the potassium (90 mg) compared to original Gatorade Thirst Quencher. Drink Gatorade Endurance Formula to help sustain hydration, help maintian proper fluid balance and…

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How to Pace Your Running for a Marathon or Half-Marathon

There are many different ways to race a successful marathon or half-marathon, but in my experience as a runner and a running coach, a surefire way to ruin one is by starting your race a lot faster than your goal race pace during the first few miles. The most common lament from runners who end…

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Race Day Tips for Marathon and Half-Marathons

  Routine rules on race day. The last thing you want the morning of your big day is an unexpected surprise. While things such as traffic or weather could throw you a curveball, do your best to replicate the “dress rehearsals” you’ve performed throughout the training cycle. Aim to rise at least 3 hours before…

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What to Do the Week Before Your Marathon or Half-Marathon

  It’s race week! This is an exciting time. The main goal of race-week workouts is to strike a balance between resting and keeping the ball rolling (if you’re not used to taking days off in training, now is not the time to start doing it!). The ultimate objective is to arrive at the starting…

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Choose Your Shoes: How to Select the Best Running Shoes for Your Marathon or Half-Marathon

Running shoes fall into several categories: minimalist shoes, neutral cushioning shoes, stability and motion-control shoes, and racing flats. How do you know which type is best for you? Minimalist Footwear A lightweight shoe made from flexible materials and using little cushioning. 3-6 ounces per shoe with up to 4 mm of difference in height between…

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How to Know When You’re Training Too Much

Most runners don’t overtrain for a marathon so much as they underrecover, meaning they aren’t recovering adequately from the training they are doing, or trying to do. Some fatigue and some soreness are normal parts of the training process. When you introduce new elements such as more intensity or higher volume, your body will break…

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How to Hydrate for Your Marathon or Half-Marathon

Prepare Ahead of Time The key to good hydration on race day is in the days leading up to it. Make sure you’ve hydrated well in the week before the event, and have a plan in mind for your race. Drink 16 ounces before bed the night before your race. 2-3 hours before race start,…

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The Best Marathon and Half-Marathon Running Workouts

How to Warm Up for a Run For easy runs of 1 hour or less, simply walk briskly for at least 5 minutes. Then start out at a really slow jog for 5-10 minutes before progressing to your normal easy run pace. For runs 1 hour or more at easy or moderate pace, warm up…

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